Psoriasis

Answers to your top questions about living with psoriasis, including advice on treatments options, diagnosis and different kinds of psoriasis, dating, switching medications, pregnancy, relationships, and more.

Living With Psoriasis: Memo To Me

"You have your good days, your bad days. Your good years, your bad years."

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Tired All the Time? Here’s How to Better Manage Your Energy With PsA

You’d be surprised how little changes can really add up to a better day with psoriatic arthritis.

By Casey Nilsson

Psoriatic Disease Patient Advocate Lori-Ann Holbrook Up Close and Personal

Get to know psoriatic disease patient advocate Lori-Ann Holbrook and find out why she started her blog and how she practices self-care.

By Julie Cerrone Croner

Psoriasis: How Long Will It Take to Feel Better?

From ultraviolet therapy to creams, Tracy Davenport offers guidelines on how long it will take to feel better from psoriasis.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

How Dry Am I? How Weather Affects Your Psoriasis

Stephanie Stephens highlights the research on how weather affects psoriasis, including humidity and sun exposure.

By Stephanie Stephens

Why Minorities Don't Participate in Psoriasis Studies

Persons of color have unique psoriasis needs. If they are not accessed in clinical trials, then we will continue to be at the short end of finding a successful treatment for our diseases. Learn more.

By Alisha Bridges

10 Seasonal Foods to Benefit Your Skin and Eczema

Patient expert Ashley Wall compiles a list of 10 foods that benefit skin and eczema in the fall and winter months.

By Ashley Wall

Managing Psoriasis Naturally: An Interview With Patient Advocate John Redfern

Lowering stress, eating the right foods, and getting sunshine are just three ways patient advocate John Redfern keeps his psoriasis at bay. Here’s an interview with the creator of Smart Psoriasis Diet.

By Rachel Zohn

Psoriasis: 9 Ways to Cope With Body Image Issues

How we feel when we look in the mirror can impact our mental health, relationships, and careers.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Psoriasis and Flu: Some Helpful Tips

Flu can increase the risk of flares, but some simple steps can help you keep psoriasis in check.

By Eileen Bailey

The Perils of Inconsistent Psoriasis Treatment

Many people find it hard to maintain a psoriasis treatment plan. Here are some common roadblocks.

By Alisha Bridges

Featured Collections

Living with Psoriasis

What do you wish you’d told your younger self about PsO? Learn how to develop a strong rapport with your care team; the most healing foods for your psoriasis; and how to look and feel your best.

Managing Psoriasis

How do you find love with psoriasis? How do you handle awkward questions or assumption? It all comes down to self confidence, our patient experts say. Here's how to boost yours.

Taking Charge of Psoriasis

Learn how to manage flares whether at home or away; the right way to advocate for yourself at the doctor's office; and what your dermatologist wishes you knew.

Meet the Experts

Alisha Bridges

Patient Expert

Public speaker and award-winning writer and community advocate. She has lived and thrived with psoriasis for over two decades.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

Casey Nilsson

Patient Expert

Casey Nilsson, an award-winning journalist based in Providence, Rhode Island, writes about autoimmune disease for HealthCentral.

Alisha Bridges

Patient Expert

Public speaker and award-winning writer and community advocate. She has lived and thrived with psoriasis for over two decades.

Health News

Young Adults Aren't Heeding Tanning Warnings

Millennials – people born between 1981 and 1996 – are largely uninformed about the sun safety and sunscreen recommendations and continue to tan despite warnings about skin cancer risk.

Do Weather Changes Cause Chronic Hives?

Here's what you should know about heat hives, cold-induced urticaria and other ways that weather changes can cause flare-ups.

A New Wrinkle in Human Anatomy

Researchers at the NYU School of Medicine in New York City have identified a previously unknown feature of the human body called the interstitium. According to this research, layers of the body below the skin’s surface; lining the digestive tract, lu...